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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Happy born Day Guru! Gangstarr all day on Fullblast Radio

Fullblast Radio has been kind to bless us with Guru music all day!!! Go to Fullblast Radio or click play on Off The Corner tolisten !! RIP to one of the best ever!!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Donny and The BeatChef : I AM


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Black Thought - Making A Murderer ft Styles P (Prod. 9th Wonder)



By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.

This week we put our focus on new music from Black Thought and Styles P. The two have worked together in tandem in the past and have come together again with 9th Wonder on the beats. Making Of A Murderer is classic 9th Wonder style production which features loops that are interwoven over and in between each other. Lyrically Black Thoughts' wordplay is exceptional as always- he spits fire over what should be considered a 2016 summer classic.



International African Atrs festival

Brooklyn, New York - Today is the first day of the International African Arts Festival (IAAFestival) widely recognized as Brooklyn’s most beloved and respected event that celebrates the art and culture of African people from all over the world. The four-day event includes live performances from world renown artists, African dance and drum performances from some of the top troupes in the country, children’s programming, natural hair and fashion show, and much more. 2016 headliners and featured performers are: Ha├»tian music icon EMELINE MICHEL, GRAMMY® Award winning jazz musician GARY BARTZ, the legendary poet and human rights activist SONIA SANCHEZ, global hip hop trailblazer BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR (from Ghana), Nigerian multi-talented AfroBeat singer/dancer WUNMI, KANKOURAN WEST AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY, FORCES OF NATURE, plus Thuli Dumakude and Thokoza, Tulani Kinard, Black Rock Coalition, Victor Daze, Steve Cromity, Dwana Smallwood’s Performing Arts Center Youth Ensemble, Curtis Haywood, Tony Lee’s Gospel Ensemble, Uzalo and the Mighty Zulu Nation, and a Tribute to Prince, Maurice White, and Aretha Franklin.

The Festival, as it is affectionately called, will be from 10:00am to 9:00pm each day. The park is located on Navy Street between Park and Flushing Avenues in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. The theme this year is SISABALANDELE, Zulu for “We Are Still Following Them” (The Ancestors). For more information, visit the website at: www.IAAFestival.org

Other key highlights at IAAFestival include the 27th Annual Symposium, a daily children’s program, a talent search, an arts and craft zone, a chess tournament, the annual natural hair show, a fashion show, a health fair, a poetry and spoken word show, an Akom ceremony, martial arts exhibitions, dance workshops, and many other attractions.

Appropriate for people of all ages, backgrounds, and musical preferences, the admission to Commodore Barry Park is FREE. For directions: www.nycgovparks.org/parks/commodorebarrypark. There is a suggested minimum donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children.​

History
IAAFestival began in 1971 as a fundraiser for the Uhuru Sasa School, a community-based initiative that educated youth and adults about African culture. The fundraiser was a small festival with about 20 arts and crafts vendors, local entertainers, and food prepared by parents of the students who attended Uhuru Sasa School. Almost 2,000 people came to the event and the fundraiser was a major success. That early format of integrating entertainment, food, and marketplace drew increasing crowds annually and the event became known as the African Street Carnival. Four years later, the carnival was moved to the field at Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. There, the event became the African Street Festival. Today, the event is known as the International African Arts Festival and has an estimated annual audience of 75,000. While still held in Brooklyn, The Festival is now in its third transition to a larger venue. The original approach of showcasing local folk arts and entertainment has remained, yet has simultaneously grown to include artists such as The Mighty Sparrow, Fela Kuti, Living Colour, KRS-1, Doug E. Fresh, Third World, Erykah Badu, India Arie, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and many other nationally and internationally revered artists. 


PARTNERS and SPONSORS
The International African Arts Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by marketplace vendors, festival volunteers, and patrons with additional support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York State Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, the New York City Council Brooklyn Delegation (Councilmembers Inez Barron, Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Laurie A. Cumbo, Jumaane D. Williams, and Darlene Mealy; and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams), the New York City Department for the Aging, and Consolidated Edison Company (Con Ed). | 2016 Media Partners include CPR Reggae, CPR Metro, The Brooklyn Reader (BKReader.com), Gardens of Contemplation and Tranquility with Daa’iya El-Sansui (WHCR 90.3FM Radio), Thermal Soundwaves with C. Truth and Kev Lawrence (WHCR 90.3FM Radio), Our Time Press, Yelp, and WBAI 99.5FM Radio.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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